Syrian man crucified in al-Bab city after being executed by ISIS militants on charges of apostasy. File photo
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ALEPPO – Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadis on Thursday publicly executed and crucified a man in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, activists and eyewitnesses reported.
Hussein Muhammad, 28, was reportedly arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo earlier this week.
“The Sharia Court accused Muhammad of apostasy for refusing to join prayers at the mosque,” a media activist told ARA News in al-Bab, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“A Sharia judge decided to execute and crucify the man in public, claiming he was an apostate who refused to perform Sharia duties and violated the basic laws of the Caliphate,” the source reported.
Muhammad was executed by gunfire, and his corpse was crucified on an electricity pole in central al-Bab.
“The victims’ body will remain crucified for three days, and ISIS threatened people that anyone who would try to remove him will be mercilessly punished,” rights activist Ahmed al-Beik told ARA News, adding that hundreds of al-Bab residents gathered on Thursday afternoon to witness the execution.
Reporting by: Chalak Haji
Source: ARA News